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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Lenny and the kids (Go Get Some Rosemary)

Fortnight 2009, Feature film, 1h40

Synopsis

After months of being alone, sad, busy, sidetracked, free, lofty, late and away from his kids, Lenny, 34 with graying frazzled hair, picks his kids up from school. Every year he spends a couple of weeks with his sons Sage, 9, and Frey, 7. Lenny juggles his kids and everything else all within a midtown studio apartment in New York City. He ultimately faces the choice of being their father or their friend all with the idea that these two weeks must last 6 months. In these two weeks, a trip upstate, visitors from strange lands, a mother, a girlfriend, « magic » blankets, and complete lawlessness seem to take over their lives. The film is a swan song to excuses and responsibilities; to fatherhood and self-created experiences, and to what it’s like to be truly torn between being a child and being an adult.

Directors

Benny Safdie

Joshua and Benny Safdie were born and raised in New York, under the eye of their father’s Super 8 camera with which he kept filming them. During his film studies at Boston University, Josh met Sam Lisenco, Brett Jutkiewicz and Zachary Treitz. Together with Benny, they founded the collective, Red Bucket Films. They all live and work in New York, producing one another’s films. Go get some Rosemary is the first film co-directed the two brothers.

Josh Safdie

Joshua and Benny Safdie were born and raised in New York, under the eye of their father’s Super 8 camera with which he kept filming them. During his film studies at Boston University, Josh met Sam Lisenco, Brett Jutkiewicz and Zachary Treitz. Together with Benny, they founded the collective, Red Bucket Films. They all live and work in New York, producing one another’s films. Go get some Rosemary is the first film co-directed the two brothers.

Abel Ferrara
Dakota Goldhor
Eléonore Hendricks
Frey Ranaldo
Leah Singer
Ronald Bronstein
Sage Ranaldo
Salvatore Sansone

Screenplay
Josh et Benny Safdie

Image
Brett Jutkiewicz, Josh Safdie

Sound
Zachary Treitz, Benny Safdie

Editing
Josh and Benny Safdie, Brett Jutkiwicz, with Ronald Bronstein

Music
Michael Hurley, David Sandholm, The Beets, The Jubalaires & Bruce Hirdler

Set decoration
Sam Lisenco

Production : Neistat Scott & Associates 368 Broadway #201 New York, NY 10013 États-Unis Tél: +1 212 608 6903 Fax : +1 212 608 0004 contact@nsanyc.com www.nsanyc.com Co-Production : Redbucket Films (États-Unis) Sophie Dulac Productions (France) Distribution : Sophie Dulac Distribution 16, rue Christophe Colomb 75008 Paris France Tél : + 33 (0)1 44 43 46 00 Fax : + 33 (0)1 47 23 08 02 mzana@sddistribution.fr www.sddistribution.fr presse / publicist France : Annie Maurette 34 rue Faidherbe 75011 Paris France Tél : + 33 (0)1 43 71 55 52 Cell : + 33 (0)6 60 97 30 36 annie.maurette@orange.fr presse / publicist International: ALIBI COMMUNICATIONS Brigitta Portier Raymond Lauwersstraat 37 a 1560 Hoeilaart tel : +33 648 117 205 e-mail : alibi-com@skynet.be www.alibicommunications.be